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Applied Methods for Optimizing Performance in Health Care Organizations

1st Term
Health Policy and Management
Academic Year
2023 - 2024
Instruction Method
Asynchronous Online with Some Synchronous Online
Auditors Allowed
Available to Undergraduate
Grading Restriction
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor(s)
Contact Name
Frequency Schedule
Every Year
Next Offered
2024 - 2025

Introduction to Online Learning

Designed for MHA students who seek an understanding of continuous improvement in healthcare organizations using cases and applications.
Provides broad exposure to current knowledge, competencies, and management tools required for the effective operation of health care delivery systems. Focuses on how to apply continuous improvement tools and methodologies in various health care environments. Provides a detailed explanation of Lean and Six Sigma methodologies with the opportunity to apply these skills to real-world examples within health care settings.
Learning Objectives
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  1. Apply management theories and tools to the analysis of a current health care organization
  2. Conduct analyses that support organizational decision-making
  3. Assess simulation-learning experiences
  4. Define the need for advanced problem solving and improvement methodologies used by project teams
  5. Use basic lean six sigma tools for project definition and improvement analysis, implementation, and sustainability
Methods of Assessment
This course is evaluated as follows:
  • 20% Participation
  • 50% Quizzes
  • 30% Group Work